Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Single Malt Scotch - 13 to 19 Yrs - 2013
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Premium - 2013
Malt Maniacs Awards
Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2013
What's in a name? Glengoyne 18 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Glengoyne 18 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Hints of soft spice and dried peels. A little apricot, honey and vanilla.
Palate: Creamy custard and dried peels. Allspice, manuka honey and hints of butterscotch.
Finish: Creamy caramel and malt. Candied peels.
I have tried this at the distillery twice and also at home, it has an deep intense flavour. I would recommend pouring into the glass and leaving to sit for a good 30-45 mins as the flavour really opens up. One of my favourite drams from one of the best distilleries in Scotland.
15th January 2014
I first drank it in The Ablanach, a fine whisky bar in Edinborough. I like it because it has the slightly sweetish aftertaste I love in the too-expensive (for me) Balvenie 21-year-old. Good stuff at a good price!
24th June 2013